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Why does the turtle cross the road?

turtle on road

By Merran Laver & Phil Machin, Wildcare. IT MIGHT APPEAR as a rock on the road, but on closer inspection a living, breathing turtle could be sitting there on the bitumen. Just by increasing driver awareness, the lives of these long-necked reptiles on our roads in the summer months can be

Conservation group exposes clearing threat to koala/wildlife habitat

koala habitat loss, credit Briano WWF Australia

NSW ministers knew this. By Nature Conservation Council. THE NSW NATURE Conservation Council has released freedom of information documents showing the Berejiklian government knew its new land clearing laws would cause extensive harm to wildlife habitat but pressed ahead with the changes anyway. “This is damning evidence that the Environment Minister approved these

Drawing in Place

Old Man by Sally Simpson, detail. Charcoal and pastel, 57 x 42cm.

One local place, three views From Suki and Hugh Gallery, Bungendore MAKING WORK that is integral to the daily experience of living in a particular place, with its pleasures and responsibilities and challenges, is a theme that links the art practices of Wamboin-based artists Sally Simpson, David Suckling and Kim Mahood. The three

Take-home lessons from week’s extreme weather, fires

Tathra bush fires March 2018

AS THE MID-MARCH fire catastrophes, including Tathra near Bega, enveloped communities and residents, the Australian Science Media Centre gathered some expert comment on the extended fire season and the need for Australia to adapt to the changing climate. Some 70 homes and other buildings were razed in Tathra. Dr Grant Wardell-Johnson,

Sculpture Bermagui open!

Influence by Jen Mallinson

SCULPTURE BERMAGUI  opened to a packed Community Centre reception on Friday night (9 March) where the sponsors, donors, artists and members of the public all gathered for an evening previewing the indoor sculptures, and to learn which of the over 110 sculptures on display had won the big awards. The prestigious

Can promoting beauty unite the nation?

Lake Burley Griffith scene and plan

AN OLD FRIEND from the United States, Nick Licata, who remains a citizen activist, sent this essay that also speaks to an increasingly troubled Australia with some ideas worth considering. The subject is America’s yawning political divide now under President Trump, but the civic ideas are universal. It comes from the

Bush Heritage wildlife kill exposed

roo family by Brett Clifton

THE AUSTRALIAN Society for Kangaroos (ASK) in mid-March released freedom of information documents showing a five-year history by Bush Heritage of slaughtering kangaroos at its wildlife sanctuary in NSW. ASK says it finally obtained access to documents released by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage after Bush Heritage lost its court

Dept recommends Jupiter Wind Farm refusal

Jupiture wind farm landscape

NSW-BASED RENEWABLE energy developer EPYC says while it is disappointed with a NSW Department of Planning recommendation to the Planning Assessment Commission to refuse the proposed 54-turbine Jupiter Wind Farm southeast of Tarago, the company will assess moving to the next step. The Department of Planning had reportedly received about 400